Bachir Carl Sayegh

Associate, Paris



Bachir Carl Sayegh is an associate in the International Arbitration Practice in Paris.

He has represented private corporations and state entities in both investment treaty and commercial arbitrations under the ICC, UNCITRAL and ICSID arbitration rules.

In addition to his experience representing clients in disputes, Bachir regularly provides advice on legal issues that arise on ongoing projects and gives guidance to clients in the preparation of their pre-dispute strategies.

Bachir's practice covers a wide array of industries and sectors with a particular focus on construction, infrastructure and financing, energy, and regulated networks. He has extensive experience of disputes involving Eastern Europe, the Balkans, North Africa and the Middle East.

Prior to joining White & Case, Bachir worked in international arbitration in several other major law firms in Paris.

Bars and Courts
Beirut Bar
Master 2
Private International Law & International Commercial Law
Université Panthéon-Assas, Paris II
Maîtrise, Private Law
Université Saint-Joseph de Beyrouth


Representing the claimants in ENGIE and others v. Hungary, an investment treaty arbitration under the Energy Charter Treaty and the France-Hungary BIT relating to the regulation of gas tariffs

Representing the claimant in B3 Croatian Courier Coöperatief UA v. Republic of Croatia, an investment treaty arbitration relating to the regulation of an investment made in the Croatian postal sector

Representing a State in parallel proceedings before ICC and ICSID tribunals pertaining to the termination of a multi-billion dollars port construction project

Representing a major conglomerate in a dispute involving the multi-billion euros sale of a major European retailer

Representing a South-East Asian investor in an ICC arbitration regarding a major desalination plant project in North Africa

Representing the French affiliate of a major manufacturer of composite materials in an ICC arbitration involving the construction of a manufacturing plant in Western Europe

Representing an international consortium in an ICC arbitration dispute regarding a major infrastructure project in Africa

Representing a European construction company in an ICC arbitration regarding the construction of a hydroelectric project in Chile

Representing a European bank and its insurer in an ICC arbitration arising out of unpaid amounts under an export credit facility agreement

Advising a series of Turkish contractors in relation to contractual claims arising from construction projects in North Africa

Advising a European contractor in local litigations and claim procedures arising out of the construction of energy production facilities in North Africa


"Partial Annulment of the Award in Rusoro v. Venezuela: Case Note on the Decision of the Paris Court of Appeal, 29 January 2019", Contemporary Asia Arbitration Journal, Vol. 12, No. 1, 31 May 2019 (with Michael Polkinghorne)

"Energy Sector Investment Protection in West Africa", African Law & Business, 7 June 2019 (with Robert Wheal and Elizabeth Oger-Gross)